Pick and Shovel Wear is a Minnesota clothing brand that I've heard plenty about. Whether advertising on podcasts like Gleeman and Geek or showing up on many a Twitter feed, they're a company with plenty of intrigue. While not solely a baseball brand, Pick and Shovel has a very nice baseball line. Featuring batting stance shirts as well as the grizzly beard of former hurler Jeff Reardon, there's plenty of nostalgia to go around.
Made in Minnesota, Pick and Shovel offers a handful of clothing options that are sure to pull at the heartstrings. With local sourced designs, the inspiration stemming from the Land of 10,000 lakes is pretty evident in each offering. You could be the 1,000th fan to walk through the gates of Target Field wearing a Joe Mauer jersey, or you could go with something more original.
That's where Off The Baggy comes in. i'd encourage you to check out pickandshovelwear.com on your own to pick up something new, but they've also been gracious enough to give something away. Over the next week on twitter (follow @tlschwerz), I'll be running two separate contests to win one of the 1987 and 1991 batting stance shirts from Pick and Shovel. You can see the designs below. Make sure you're following and enter to win, you won't want to miss out.
Again, there's plenty of baseball fan apparel out there, but rarely do you see something homegrown do it so well. Pick and Shovel has created a strong offering of Minnesota originals, and you'd be wise to take notice.